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The Best Don Cheadle Movies

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List of the best Don Cheadle movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Don Cheadle's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Don Cheadle movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Don Cheadle movies will be at the top of the list. Don Cheadle has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Don Cheadle movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Don Cheadle films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Don Cheadle role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Don Cheadle performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Hotel Rwanda

    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix
    Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted...  more

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    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser
    This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis....  more

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    Traitor

    Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce
    Traitor is a 2008 American spy thriller film, based on an idea by Steve Martin who is also an...  more

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    Traffic

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Traffic is a 2000 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen...  more

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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film...  more

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    Iron Man 3

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.
    Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced...  more

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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's...  more

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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow
    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel...  more

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    Ocean's Thirteen

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney
    Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an...  more

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    Talk to Me

    Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen
    Talk To Me is a 2007 biographical film about Washington, D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey"...  more
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan
    Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in...  more

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    Colors

    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall
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    Devil in a Blue Dress

    Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery
    Devil in a Blue Dress is a 1995 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Carl Franklin and...  more

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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni
    The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and...  more

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    Brooklyn's Finest

    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke
    Brooklyn's Finest is a 2009 American film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C....  more

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    Swordfish

    Halle Berry, John Travolta
    Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John...  more

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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler
    In Reign Over Me, two former college roommates Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and Alan Johnson...  more

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    Hamburger Hill

    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott
    Hamburger Hill is a 1987 American film about the actual assault of the U.S. Army's 3rd...  more

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    Rosewood

    Jon Voight, Don Cheadle
    Rosewood is a 1997 film directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923...  more

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    The Guard

    Don Cheadle, Mark Strong
    The Guard is a 2011 comedy/thriller film written and directed by John Michael...  more
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    Mission to Mars

    Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle
    Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma. In 2020, a manned...  more

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    Hotel for Dogs

    Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow
    Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of...  more
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    The Meteor Man

    Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones
    The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring...  more

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    Bulworth

    Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman
    Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and...  more

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